Events of the Year
- Teachers Orientation 2018-19
- Fr. Nelton’s B'day
- Feast of St. Ignatius
- Independence Day
- Teachers Day
- Annual Day
- Children’s Day
- Christmas Party
- Republic day
- Fr. Francis's B'Day
11TH JUNE – 12TH JUNE 2018
Loyola began the new academic year 2018-19 with a two day seminar on the Principal, Rev. Fr. Nelton Thomas, for the teachers of Loyola High School and Junior College, St. Vincent High School, St. Xavier High School. The Seminar focused on the Characteristics of Jesuit Education. Rev.Fr. Dr. Charles Rodricks enlightened the teachers on the role of St. Ignatius of Loyola in education. He urged the teachers to reflect on different experience like St. Ignatius did, so that their actions would initiate positive changes in self, students and thereby in the society. Rev.Fr. Francis Swamy, spoke on the renewal of Jesuit Education, through the years to suit the need of the hour later he expounded on the IPP and its application in today’s life. Dr. Geeta Shetty & Mrs. Vinny Sebastian, faculty at St. Xavier B.Ed. College, Mumbai, explained the kinds of transformation that must take place in a person’s life-social, Spiritual, Intellectual & Personal. They encouraged teachers to work keeping in mind the goal of Jesuit Education. They clarified with examples, how teachers could incorporate the Jesuit values in their daily teaching, whichever subject may it be the teachers were then divided stream wise (Arts& Science) to demonstrate how an IPP lesson plan could be put into practice. Few participants demonstrated such lessons. The seminar concluded with motivated teachers, promising to reflect on their experience and chasing their passion and not their pension.
ANNUAL GENRAL BODY MEETING
The AGBM for the year 2018–2019 was held on 29th June 2018 at 5pm in school auditorium. The teachers sang a prayer song followed by a prayer. The minutes of the meeting for the year 2018-2019 were read by Rev. Fr. Nelton Thomas, addressed the gathering. He reiterated the aims and objectives of Jesuit Education. Mr. Avinash and Mr. Sujit the great speakers were introduced Mr. Avinash aimed at providing help to students to perform better handwriting skill development. Mr. Sujit focused on murturing leadership, innovation and improving the way children learn. The ex-member of AGBM and newly elected representatives were felicitated. The AGBM concluded with the National Anthem.
FATHER NELTON’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Birthdays are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the joy of living birthdays that signifies the beginning of life. Father Nelton’s birthday was celebrated on 7 July of 2018. Special assembly was presented by the students. The program commenced with prayer for Father’s good health and prosperity. Students expressed their thoughts and feelings through words dance melodious songs. This day was made by students presenting flowers and cards. A small get together of the teacher’s was followed in the lunch shed where the teachers expressed their feelings through prayers and speeches. It was a joyful and memorable day.
FEAST DAY CELEBRATION 2018-19
Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of our school was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Loyola high school. This year too the feast day celebrations began a week before with assemblies conducted by different classes from std 7 to 11. Invitation were sent to parents and ex teachers. Colourful and meaningful charts prepared by the students were displayed on the notice board during the feast week. To add to the festive mood different competitions were held for all classes with the PTA members judging the competitions. The school wore a festive look with the main entrance, school hall and the lunch shed decorated. The feast day assembly was conducted by the students of std 7. The assembly was a mix of information and entertainment. Gifts and eats were distributed to the students. Thereafter the staff, ex teachers of Loyola, Christian students and their parents attended mass in the school auditorium
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. The Independence Day commemorates the brave young men who gave up their lives to liberate India from the miracles of thralldom. The celebrations of 72nd Independence Day flavored with patriotic favor, zeal and zest. The morning was marked with the beginning presence of extreme chief quest.
Mr Lakshman Narsimhan, an ex Loyolite of 1989 batch. The program began with a prayer for the nation’s unity, prosperity and harmony. The chief quest unpleaded the tricolor in the anthem. The chief quest upleaded the tricolor in the backdrop of the melodious National anthem. The chief quest unpleaded the guard of Honor presented by the saint troops of the school various patriotic speeches, songs and mime aroused the feeling of nationalism in the hearts of the students all gathered. The program came to an end installing in the minds of students the love for the nation.
Loyolites celebrated Teachers’ Day with great pomp. The classrooms and boards were colorfully decorated. Special assembly was conducted by the students of Standard 10. An ostentation of their love and respect made the teachers feel special. The Teaching and Non- Teaching staff were felicitated by the students.
The PTA conducted a program for the teachers which included games, songs, poems, etc. filling the atmosphere with laughter and joy. The school management and the PTA felicitated the teachers with gifts and sumptuous brunch. The teachers enjoyed and cherished the occasion.
ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION
The Annual Day function of Loyola High School and Junior College was held on the 28th and 29th September 2018. It was a moment of pride and honor for all us, when our ex-student, Dr. Deepak Ranade, Director & consultant Neurosurgeon, was a chief guest on the first day. He was accompanied by Mrs. MedhaRanade. The Principal Fr. Nelton Thomas extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries. The programme commenced at 5:30 pm with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guests.
The Annual Day was woven around the theme “WE ARE THEWORLD” which was presented meticulously by students from grade 1 to grade 11. They participated wholeheartedly and showcased their talents by way of singing, dancing, dramatics, and skits, bringing out their creativity and talent. The programme brought home the message to the parents that it is not by presenting gifts that their children are happy but by giving them quality time and appreciating them for the good things that they do is what matters. The audience was spellbound with the beautifully choreographed programme.The hall was packed with parents watching their children’s performances with great enthuSsiasm. The chief guest in his speech appreciated the efforts put in by the school, to make this day a real success.Dr. Deepak further said that the hallmark of education is not only about learning but overcoming one’s limitations. The chief guest on the second day Rev. Fr. Arjen Tete,S.J. addressed the audience reminding all about the Jesuit Legacy of seeing each person with unique talent and intelligence. The annual prize distribution was a moment of pride and honour for all the winners and achievers of the school.
CHILDREN’S DAY 2018
The students had a wonderful time on 22 November 2018 as we celeberated Children’s day at Loyola.
The teachers presented entertaining programs along with a special prayer service.Teachers made this day quite memorable with their songs and dance performances.
The students were also given snacks and sweets.
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." -Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is a festival, celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people across the globe. It is a festival of love, kindness, sharing and charity.
The much awaited Christmas celebration was held at Loyola High School on December 21st. All the students came dressed in colourful attires, giving a very festive look to the school. A special assembly was arranged for the students by the students of standard 11.
The programme started with special prayer service with melodious singing. The students were delighted to see the tableau performed. Thereafter, the Santa Claus arrived and distributed sweets to the children.
After the assembly, the super excited students enjoyed the party. The atmosphere was filled with laughter and joy. Students wished each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and left for Christmas vacations with smiles on their faces.
REPUBLIC AT LOYOLA
70 years ago on 26th of January 1950 was the day when the Constitution of India came into force, so we proudly celebrate this day as the Republic Day every year.
Republic means the supreme power of the people living in the country and only public has rights to elect their representatives as political leader to lead the country in right direction. So, India is a Republic country where public elects its leaders as a president, prime minister, etc. Our Great Indian freedom fighters have struggled a lot to the “ Purna Swaraj ” in India.
Loyola keeps its date with the red-letter day. The fervor of freedom the 26th January, on the nostalgic occasion of this red-letter day. Republic day was celebrated with pride and patriotism at Loyola’s school on 26th January 2019.
FATHER FRANCIS’S BIRTHDAY
A birthday is a beautiful occasion for all. With great joy, we the loyolites celebrated the birthday of our manager Rev. Father Francis D’Souza on 25th morning. The assembly commenced with a special prayer for Father Francis. The 8th standard boys performed an energetic dance followed by the singing of the birthday song. Children had bought beautiful bouquets and handmade cards to show their love and affection for father. The celebration continued in the evening where the staff members offered cards, cake and flowers to father.
There was excitement in the air and laughter everywhere after all it was our dearest manager’s big day. We wished him good health and happiness all the days of his life.